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Could mediation be right for you?

Feel worried about having an intense, legal throwdown in a New Jersey courtroom? Luckily, your divorce does not have to go that way. Both mediation and arbitration provide effective alternatives to drawn-out legal disputes and can help you and your soon-to-be ex reach an agreeable divorce settlement more quickly than other methods.

Although sometimes used interchangeably in popular media, mediation and arbitration are not the same process. In mediation, a third-party mediator facilitates the dispute resolution process for you and your ex. He or she will help you work together to reach an agreement that you find mutually acceptable, although you may still choose to have an attorney on your side.

Arbitration is similar to mediation in that you and your ex can work with a neutral third party. However, in this process the final decision does not lie with you -- it is up the arbitrator to decide the most appropriate settlement. This is then converted to a court judgement, which is binding.

Both of these processes tend to be quicker and more cost effective than going through the court for a divorce, which is a plus for most people in New Jersey. However, mediation and arbitration are not necessarily appropriate for everyone, so it is important to consider what you want out of your divorce. The nature of your split and whether you and your ex are still amicable enough to utilize an alternative dispute resolution is also important to consider. Need more information about these processes? You can find that here, on our website.

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